Photo from CMT
Wow, I rarely hate a song.
That's not true.
I often hate a song... But this one I really dislike.
Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup.
Have you heard it?
It's just about those little red Solo cups you buy at Walmart for barbecues and Christmas parties and high school keggers. But that's where the annoying part comes in: the song (and video) remind me of keggers and teenagers getting drunk and stuff like that. Which would be just fine were the song coming from someone of Justin Beiber's or Taylor Swift's age range.
But Toby's? Really?
Let me ask my loyal readers this. Do you remember your last few years of high school? There you were in your ___________________ (insert 1990s fashion here). You were hanging out at a party (insert judgmental comment here: "I never went to a party and I can't believe Maggie did either. Where's the "Unfollow" button!)
And some guy pulls up in his black Trans Am with an eagle painted on the hood and everyone was like
"Who is that guy?! I swear he's like 22 or something. Ewww!"
Well, when I hear Toby Keith singing Red Solo Cup all I can think of is that gross old guy at the high school party. Here are my version of the lyrics:
Red solo cup. I fill you up.
Let's have a party.
Because I am 50.
(and I Googled it--he really is 50)
Oh ya Red solo cup.
I'm not saying older folks shouldn't party. Heck we use our share of red Solo cups all the time (for seltzer water--haha just kidding. We drink a mean cup of Sprite over here!). I just get the creepy high school kegger vibe from this song, and for that, Toby is just too old.
I mean the video has girls in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops in it. I dare say those aren't his peers.
That and, any song that uses the word testicle in a rhyme just doesn't get my vote.
Heard any lame music lyrics lately? Or, have any awesome red solo cup memories of your own?